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25/07/2021

Continuous white line is not the solution for R392 junction says area engineer

Ballymahon

Continuous white line is not the solution for R392 junction says area engineer

In the interest of public safety, a white line on a road leading out of Ballymahon town needs to be extended, according to Cllr Paul Ross who proposed a motion to that effect at a recent meeting of Ballymahon MD.

Cllr Ross' calls for the solid white line on the R392 at Lisaniskey/Terlicken (beside what is commonly known as 'the gun shop') to be extended in the interest of public safety were met with support by Ballymahon Cllr Pat O'Toole who previously proposed a similar motion for that road from Hanley Motors to Terlicken Cross.

Area Engineer Paul Newell took the comments of the two councillors on board but suggested that, because there are so few places to overtake on the R392, a junction setback would be a much better solution.

“Increasing the sight distance is probably more effective than putting in a white line,” he explained.

“At least if there's a junction setback and you can see up the road, you'll have solved the problem while keeping that spot as an overtaking area.

“So I propose we look for funding for a low-cost safety scheme and perhaps talk to the landowner concerned and ask for their opinions on the junction.”

Cllrs Ross and O'Toole agreed to these terms.

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